The name Knedzior in Polis means "curly hair". Most of the Kendziors imigrated from Southern Poland between 1890 and 1920, mostly because they lost their farms to their landlords. My grandfather immigrated from Galacia which at the time was part of Austria. If you go to www.ellisislandrecords.org
you will find an entry for a Pietro Kendzior who at the age of 24, immigrated to the US from Tarnow Poland in 1899. Good luck on your search!